Shropshire Star

Fresh pictures of controversial Shrewsbury Travelodge unveiled for the first time

Fresh images have been unveiled of how a controversial new 83-bed Travelodge hotel in Shrewsbury town centre could look.

A new artist's impression of how the Travelodge could look

The plan for the four-storey hotel and retail complex on the current Barker Street car park has been met with loud opposition, largely due to its proximity to the Grade II-listed Rowley's House and Mansion - one of the town's most important historic buildings.

However, landowners Morris Property say they have spoken to several "stakeholders", including the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan partnership and Shrewsbury Civic Society to listen to their concerns. They presented a new set of images to Shrewsbury Town Council's planning committee.

How the Barker Street site currently looks

One of the pictures, from the top of Barker Street by the market hall, shows Rowley's House visible from behind the Travelodge complex.

Architect Brian Hamilton told councillors that the plan was to make sure people could see Rowley's House and for the hotel to have an "open frontage" onto Barker Street.